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Underwater Gardening: bringing biodiversity back to our seas

Underwater Gardening: bringing biodiversity back to our seas

Posted on 9 March 2020 by Sustainable Places

Dr Leanne Cullen-Unsworth Last week saw the kick off of the UKs first large-scale seagrass restoration scheme. A partnership between Sky Ocean Rescue, Swansea University, WWF-UK, Project Seagrass and Cardiff […]

Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry

Loss of marine habitats is threatening the global fishing industry

Posted on 8 June 2018 by Sustainable Places

Leanne Cullen-Unsworth: Research Fellow, Cardiff University Lina Mtwana Nordlund: Researcher in coastal environmental sciences, Stockholm University Richard K.F. Unsworth: Lecturer, Swansea University This blog first appeared on The Conversation. Seafood […]

Small-scale fisheries are throwing away fish that could feed those in poverty

Small-scale fisheries are throwing away fish that could feed those in poverty

Posted on 2 March 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University At least 7.3m tons of fish (usually dead or dying) are thought to be discarded each year from […]

Sewage and livestock waste is killing Britain’s seagrass meadows

Sewage and livestock waste is killing Britain’s seagrass meadows

Posted on 16 February 2018 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Cardiff University Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University Richard Unsworth, Swansea University Britain’s seagrass is a refuge for numerous species of fish, stabilises sandy beaches, and helps to lock away […]

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Richard K.F. Unsworth, Swansea University; Benjamin Jones, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Lina Mtwana Nordlund, Stockholm University Originally published on The Conversation   Hurricane Irma – one […]

ISBW12 – Securing a future for our seagrass

ISBW12 – Securing a future for our seagrass

Posted on 18 November 2016 by Sustainable Places

By Evelyn Furness, Project Seagrass Intern, Swansea University. First off, the stereotype of a conference in my head is hushed voices, fancy clothes and everything deadly serious, but throw into […]

Behind closed doors: Is there a future for Myanmar’s fisheries?

Behind closed doors: Is there a future for Myanmar’s fisheries?

Posted on 2 June 2016 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Research Assistant, Sustainable Places Research Institute In a world where so much is known, it’s not very often that you get to lead a research expedition to a […]

A Glimmer of Hope for Seagrass in the Wakatobi National Park?

A Glimmer of Hope for Seagrass in the Wakatobi National Park?

Posted on 29 February 2016 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Research Assistant, Sustainable Places Research Institute Back in December 2015 I spent a couple of weeks in the Wakatobi, Indonesia, initiating phase II of the Wakatobi Seagrass Program. […]

Puttalam Lagoon – Paradise Lost?

Posted on 23 September 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Sustainable Placess Research Assistant Benjamin Jones. @BoardshortsBen http://www.benjaminjonesphoto.com/sri-lanka  At the end of August I spent 10 days conducting fieldwork in Pattalam Lagoon, which is situated in the north west of […]

Team Seagrass notes from the field: Lipsi Island, Greece.

Posted on 22 July 2015 by Sustainable Places

  My name is Greg Brown and I am a Marine Biology graduate from Swansea University, Wales. I spent 2014 supporting Sustainable Places PhD student, Richard Lilley (RJ) with his PhD […]